Kenworth and Sprint Partnership

Kenworth and Sprint Partnership

Kenworth Truck Company and Sprint are involved in a partnership to provide mobile connectivity for the revolutionary Kenworth NavPlus(R), a PACCAR proprietary navigation and business technology system for Kenworth Class 5-8 trucks.

As the core development partner, Sprint is proud to integrate our advanced network connectivity into Kenworth NavPlus, which will also offer telematics, navigation, diagnostics and business system features,” said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, who addressed the Detroit Economic Club today. “Our machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless technology helps companies reduce emissions, cut costs and raise performance.”

“Sprint is a technology leader and we look forward to offering its outstanding mobile connectivity service as a benefit to customers in Kenworth trucks factory-equipped with Kenworth NavPlus,” said Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president.

The in-dash, NavPlus technology system utilizes a high-resolution, 7-inch color screen and 8 gigabytes of memory. Together, navigation and business systems will be provided with vehicle connectivity services for drivers to easily and safely use while traveling. When a truck is not in motion, the driver will be able to access the Internet and send and receive e-mails to enhance communications with dispatchers, logistics providers and shippers. The Sprint connectivity service is available as an option.

NavPlus also includes hands-free phoning with Bluetooth, back-up camera options, vehicle data, and audio controls, including satellite radio, AM/FM, CD, MP3 and USB. When launched in 2011, Kenworth NavPlus will become standard on Kenworth trucks with all premium interior trim offerings and on diesel-electric hybrid vehicles. The system also will be available as an upgrade on any Kenworth standard trim package. NavPlus was developed on the award-winning Microsoft Windows Embedded Automotive 7 software platform.

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best(R) heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, Kenworth is the recipient of the 2010 J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Medium Duty Truck Dealer Service. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at . Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.

The Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association

The Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association

The Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association is a trade association operating in the UK. Their purpose is to represent the interests of the 200+ vehicle dismantlers who work throughout the country, as well as their customers. Founded in 1943, the MVDA balances promoting the interests of their members in the public forum and making sure that the vehicle dismantling industry doesn’t have a negative impact on the environment.

In terms of the motoring public, the MVDA wants them to know that they can have peace of mind when using recycled auto parts. Through industry regulation, the public knows they can trust the Association members that they may deal with. The MVDA also works to ensure that members of the public have a legal and environmentally-sound way to dispose of vehicles that are no longer useful.

The MVDA also works with the government to ensure that any new legislation that will affect the industry is effective as well as practical. After legislation has been introduced, the MVDA will continue to provide feedback to the government in an effort to make sure that the aims of the new laws are realized in the real world.

An important requirement for all members of the MVDA is that they must operate in compliance with the regulations of the relevant Environment Agency. The members are required to be registered so that they will have access to the latest pollution control standards.

The MVDA works to promote the reuse of car parts. This goal is achieved by improving the quality of the parts used in the industry and the standards by which they are serviced. MVDA members are developing stronger connections with customers and the rest of the general public via the Internet and other forms of modern technology.

The MVDA is both a member and the current chair of the European Group of Automotive Recycling Associations. The MVDA maintains constant contact with the relevant organizations in Europe, both those at the Parliamentary level and those at the Commission level.